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Clinical Hypnosis to Help Those with Epilepsy

Updated: May 9

How Clinical Hypnosis Can Help Control the Seizures

Clinical Hypnosis has been helping people change their habits, behaviors, and feelings for centuries, but you may not know of the many common medical conditions that the tool is being used for. It has been used for many years to help people with epilepsy, which has been a huge relief for those suffering from this condition.

There are many benefits of hypnosis for epilepsy. It can help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. It can also be used to control the side effects associated with taking anti-epileptic drugs, such as depression and weight gain. Clinical Hypnosis can also be used to improve the quality of life in general for those who have epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause seizures. It is not a disease, but rather a group of disorders. It can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent seizures. A seizure occurs when there is an abnormal burst of electrical activity in the brain.

Seizures can be classified into four types:

  • 1) Grand Mal Seizures

  • Conscious loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions

  • 2) Petit Mal Seizure

  • An absence seizure can cause you to stare into space or blank out for a few seconds

  • 3) Absence Seizure

  • This type of seizure can be triggered by hyperventilation.

  • 4) Atypical Seizures

  • These seizures tend to occur on both sides of the brain.

Seizures can be either partial or generalized, with generalized seizures being more severe. There are two main types of epilepsy: focal and generalized. Focal epilepsy is when the seizure only affects one part of the brain, while generalized epilepsy starts in both hemispheres of the brain.

The majority of people who suffer from focal epilepsy do not experience any side effects other than the occasional seizure. However, those who experience seizures from a localized area on one side of their brain may experience some cognitive impairments due to damage to that area such as difficulty processing information or speaking clearly.

Let's explore what hypnosis can do for epilepsy and how it affects the brain to reduce seizures.

The first thing that hypnosis does for epilepsy is to help people control their thoughts and moods. The second thing that it does is to change the way people react to things in their environment and make them feel more calm and relaxed, which reduces the chance of having a seizure. The third thing that it does for epilepsy is to help people improve their reactions and coordination skills by training the brain with certain tasks like eye-hand coordination exercises.

Furthermore, the use of hypnosis for epilepsy is a type of neuromodulation, similar to the use of biofeedback.

Hypnosis can be used as a complementary therapy to help control seizures. It is non-invasive and has no reported side effects, making it a safe option for people with epilepsy.

Hypnosis can be used as an alternative to medication and surgery, which are not always effective in treating epilepsy and may have negative side effects.

How Does Clinical Hypnosis Help to Treat Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that alters the electrical signals in the brain. Epilepsy can be an extremely debilitating condition as it interrupts the person's day-to-day life. Some people believe that certain behaviors may trigger seizures, like using drugs or experiencing stress. As mentioned previously, with clinical hypnosis, we can teach clients to control their behaviors and decrease their seizures.

What’s the next step for Controlling Seizures?

Clinical Hypnosis may be a great addition to your treatment plan. As a Certified Hypnotist, I specialize in helping people with these types of issues, as well as many other conditions.

Call us anytime at 925-215-4017 for a Free Phone Consultation.

Joseph R. Giove Clinical Hypnosis  |  San Francisco Bay Area

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